If you were underwhelmed by the headliners announced today for Capitol Hill Block Party, maybe you'll be more excited about the lineup at Seaprog festival. (Didn't you hear? All the cool kids are getting into prog now. Magma logo tattoos are all the rage.) The second edition of this progressive-rock event happens June 21-22 at Columbia City Theater, but kicks off with a free preview show June 20 at the Royal Room.
Some of the highlights of this year's Seaprog include Quebec's super-smart King Crimson-oid unit Miriodor, LA Zeuhl heads Corima, Being John McLaughlin (a local tribute group to the legendary guitarist's godhead '70s outfit Mahavishnu Orchestra), Portland's the Mercury Tree, and Seattle interstellar rockers Midday Veil. According to the press release, "Seaprog’s focus is on progressive music of the here and now rather than the florid 'prog' stylings of yore. Following last year's highly successful debut, the 2014 festival will present more than a dozen remarkable bands whose diversity of approach illustrates just how far progressive rock has evolved since its origins in the 1960s."
You can purchase tickets here. Check out the full schedule after the jump.
Interstitial acts in CCT front room: Pornadoes, tempered Steel, John Hagelbarger, a.o. TBD